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kafekafe

kafekafe
Date Joined: September 25, 2009
Last Online: July 28, 2021
Birthday: March 19, 1983
Country: Russian Federation
My postcard collection
We love stickers! Facebook group
instagram
My vintage shop on Etsy

First things first

I've been a heavy snail mail swapper since late '90s, so I know my A's and B's around the post office. I know that mail to and from Russia is slow comparing to USA and Europe, but it's been improving over the years!

I'm a full time etsy seller, check my etsy shop:
SovietPostcards for vintage postcards and finds from Russia

I'm looking for category sticker slam swappers! I prefer nice & neat booklets with challenging themes.

I also swap N&N FBs, slams and all sorts of bags (except label bags). If you're my partner in an FB/bags swap, feel free to include extras to use up the shipping rate.

I love mail with real stamps!

Some things that I love are overgrown gardens, old wooden houses, catching snowflakes on my mittens, having plants around my home, good grammar, hoodies, cute stationery, when my home is filled with sunshine, robots, sitting on the windowsill, common sense, sleeping in, meadows, shooting film, my family, hand lotions, reading, SNL, Hausmann buildings in Paris, flower markets, corner rounders.

p o s t c a r d s

I collect written & stamped Christmas postcards. My main focus are Soviet postcards (1930 to 1991), but I love all years, all countries. My favourite type of Christmas postcards are cute illustrated ones with birds, children, decorated houses etc. Please no religious cards for me. I'm also not a fan of vintage reprints.

My postcards collection

My postcards for trade

s t i c k e r s

If you love/swap/collect stickers, join this sticker group on Facebook!

My collections:

  • Suzy's Zoo
  • Sandylion square mods
  • Mrs Grossman's mods (half-strip or quarter-strip)
  • Susan Branch

I'd LOVE to trade for these brands of stickers! Please PM me if you have any to spare :) I have some for swap, too.

Other favourite subjects:

  • food
  • household objects
  • holidays (Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving etc.)
  • cute children
  • beautiful flowers, trees, leaves  
  • any cute illustrated stickers

I don't like puffy and 3D stickers.

Please don't send me:

  • cheap Chinese stickers
  • any other low-quality stickers

o t h e r s w a p s

Tea: I drink black and green teas. I prefer unflavoured or non-sweet flavours (thyme, mint). I also like blackcurrants and other berries. I don't care for cinnamon and vanilla and any sweet flavours. Usually I drink loose tea with fresh or dried herbs from the garden. I dried PLENTY of mint this summer so hopefully it will last me through the winter.

Food: I have no food allergies. I'm trying to maintain a healthy diet, but I'm also very curious to try foods from other countries. My boyfriend will eat anything I may not, so no limits there hahaha :)

I like local foods that are not available internationally. My favourite fruity flavours are banana, peach and strawberry.

Food dislikes: anything peppermint; liquorice; chewing candy; hard candy; coffee; seafood.

Items: I'm specifically looking for the following:

  1. Toy size mailbox models from different countries (I have Spain, UK and Macao)
  2. Cheburashka and Russian Doll Japanese kawaii items
  3. Everything Pettson and Findus (see my P&F postcard collection)

About Me

I'm 37 and my native language is Russian. After years of living in Moscow I decided I've had enough of it (freaking traffic jams!) and moved to a smaller, quieter and greener town. I'm hugely into all things Soviet. I do enjoy vintage things in general, esp. the 50s. New Year's Day is my favourite holiday. In Russia, we celebrate Christmas on January 7 and it's a purely religious holiday, NY's is the biggest holiday of the year. I don't mind you wishing me Merry Christmas though, I automatically translate it as "Happy New Year". :P

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for everything- I adore all the stamps! And I've never seen the coloring slam before
K8thecrafter rated for Bags, sheets and books #1 on Jul 16, 2021
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Comment: What a beautiful package! Your envie was gorgeous!! Also loved all the new books and bags to work on. Thank you!
bizzles rated for SSM: Sticker pass along swap #6 on Jul 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for passing along extra bags & slams!
Melogee rated for SSM: Slams, Slams, Slams #7 on Jul 14, 2021
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Comment: I was so happy when I saw that you were my partner for this swap! I knew right away that I was going to get some great slams. Thank-you so much, dear friend. <3
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Comment: Thank you for the bags & extras! I look forward to moving them.
dally rated for Bag Destash!!! on Jul 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great assortment!
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Comment: Thank you for the great assortment!
Steph80 rated for Tiny European Swap #17 on Jul 12, 2021
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Comment: Hi Katya, thank you so much for my goodies! The stickers are so cute ☺️ x
oceanofclouds rated for I would join this swap if... on Jul 11, 2021
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Comment: I hope you don't feel as excluded now that you've got a rating! I agree, it should be Eastern Europe only except I should be able to join from Canada.
Cgscdy rated for I would join this swap if... on Jul 11, 2021
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Comment: So unfair Eastern Europe was excluded 😂
sebastian122 rated for I would join this swap if... on Jul 11, 2021
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Comment: Next time I host this swap I'll be sure to move to Eastern Europe first.
KandaceB rated for 5 Goodie Bags on Jul 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very much for the variety of bags; can't wait to play them!
KandaceB rated for 5 Goodie Bags #2 on Jul 10, 2021
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Comment: I received both of your envelopes - thank you so much I love everything! Bags are so much fun to play. Can't wait to try the teas!
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Comment: This snail mail coming from Russia, I'm quite surprised it arrived here in the US quickly! Thank you so much for the local stationery goodies! Are you a Mrs. Grossman sticker subscriber? Very cool if Mrs. Grossman stickers are well known in Russia. If you're interested, I have tons of Mrs. Grossman, would love to trade for some cool Russian stationeries :)
Response: I'll DM you! :)
Icrum rated for 🍫 5 Snacks from your country! on Jul 9, 2021
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Comment: Such yummy treats! My favourite was the chocolate waffer :3 tyvm!
dally rated for Bags but NO LB Bags #8 on Jun 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you, will pass along!
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Comment: Thanks, as always! And I appreciate the extras!
Aurora1 rated for 2 Sticker Slams #7 on Jun 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! I heart your Slam Swaps!!
HappyMom rated for 2 Sticker Slams #8 on Jun 13, 2021
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Comment: Hi Katya! Got the sticker books yesterday and it was so good to see you! You mentioned that you sent a personal swap in April, but I never got that. Maybe soon?
Response: Oh no, it doesn't sound good that it hasn't arrived by now... If it doesn't show up in the next week I'd like to resend it. Can you let me know?
Allegrae rated for Bags but NO LB Bags #8 on May 19, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for great bags! Always a pleasure swapping with you.

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Comments

HappyMom on May 16, 2021:

Looking forward to the swap! hello

Karen07 on Mar 15, 2021:

Just letting you know that the resend that you sent for Christmas POSTcards #5 arrived today. Great card and stamps! Thank you for both the original that arrived last month and the resend. Stay safe and healthy!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 23, 2020:

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Thank you!! The CPG Pick 2 tag from April finally arrived - I love the book pages, thank you so much!!

FairyLady on May 31, 2020:

Hi, thank you for sharing you national music list in the comment section. If I could rate you I would give 5<3. I never heard this music in my life, but it sounds great. I like the songs from Ария and Дима Билан the most. I probably will look up some translations soon.

Rainydancer on Mar 30, 2020:

Welcome to Sunshine swaps!

NiniJae on Jan 17, 2018:

Hi Katya. I just received the extra card you sent for the "Sending Love with Christmas" swap. That was very nice of you. To be honest, I loved the postcard and never even noticed the "send in an envelope" in the instructions. Thanks very much. The card is very pretty and the tea looks delicious. Have a wonderful 2018. ~ Janine

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 25, 2017:

Lina279 on Oct 31, 2017:

Привет!Здорово встретить русских тут)))

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

2017

XFoxgloveX on Nov 26, 2016:

If only we could mail ourselves! That would be much cheaper than airline tickets :)

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